Dorset photographer Andy Farrer has spoken of his bewilderment at winning the £10,000 Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year

Andy Farrer

YY_0023184_EyresM.webMairi Eyres

AC_0010055_FranceR.webRobert France

AY_0002734_ElliottJ.webJulian Elliott

Andy Farrer triumphed over thousands of entries with a photo of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline.

After receiving news of his win from contest organiser Charlie Waite, Andy said: ‘When Charlie called I must admit I was a bit bewildered and didn’t really dare allow myself think that this was the fabled “Charlie phone call”.

‘I thought I was hearing things when he said I was the overall winner. I’m not sure I was terribly coherent after that.’

Charlie Waite said: ‘Andy’s winning photograph of this beautiful area of Dorset’s Jurassic coast is a gentle image with a simple, effective composition that reflects the mood of a cold, winter’s morning.

‘It is believable and appealing, with the snow adding an interesting dimension to a classic scene.’

The Young Landscape Photographer of the Year was named as Mairi Eyres with an image of a daisy reflected within a water droplet, praised by organisers for showing ‘both photographic skill and ingenuity’.

Julian Elliott, who lives in France, won the Countryside is Great Award for the best image by a photographer living overseas.

Network Rail’s ‘Lines in the Landscape’ prize went to Robert France for his view of a freight train in North Yorkshire.

This year’s entries ranged from light-dappled water and mist-filled forests, to extreme climbing and mountain biking.

The best entries from Landscape Photographer of the Year are due to go on show in a free exhibition at Waterloo Station in London from 23 November-7 February 2016.

For further details visit www.take-a-view.co.uk